[verbatim statement] Jackson, Miss.—Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced the results of the 2012 Mock Election at the Old Capitol Museum. Over 104,000 votes were cast by students across the State.
“By engaging students to participate in the voting process early, we believe they will continue to vote as adults,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Our goal is to increase voter participation, regardless of age. The more familiar an individual is with the voting process, the more likely they will return to the voting booth in the future.”
The results of the mock election are as follows:
Barack Obama: 57,880 55% Mitt Romney: 46,724 45%
104,524 total votes
The mock election is part of Promote the Vote, an educational program of the Secretary of State’s Office designed to encourage civic participation in our youth. More than 210,000 students in 78 of Mississippi’s 82 counties are participating in Promote the Vote this year, the highest student participation rate since the program’s inception in 1996.
For more information on the Promote the Vote program and a list of participating schools, you may visit the Secretary of State’s website at www.sos.ms.gov/ptv.